About the Charity



Cork ARC Cancer Support House


Cork ARC is a safe haven for people with cancer and their families, where you

will find information, practical help and emotional support free of charge.  

"Whatever stage of your diagnosis or treatment, we believe that no one should have to do it alone."


Our centres in Cork city and Bantry are homely, welcoming places where you can drop in without an

appointment and talk in confidence with one of our trained volunteers. 


In response to the needs of our communities, we offer a community based cancer support service at the NICHE Community Health Project on Cork City’s Northside, and run various county wide programmes to support all those affected by cancer. 


At our centres in Cork city and Bantry, we provide a free telephone support service and many complementary therapies designed to relieve the stress of a cancer diagnosis, such as counselling, massage, reflexology, art therapy, accupuncture, yoga, pilates and t’ai chi. For children between the ages of 6 - 11 whose parents are affected by cancer, we offer the CLIMB® Programme.


Our latest programme of support for men is our 'Get Active' programme for men with a diagnosis of prostate or bowel cancer, in partnership with the Mardyke Arena, UCC.


We also hold information workshops which offer patients and relatives the opportunity to learn more about topics such as diet, bereavement,

lymphoedema, managing hormonal treatments, and prostate cancer.   

In addition to these services, we provide counselling, support groups and a weekly drop in ‘Hour of Calm’ meditation session.  

We have a dedicated Breast Cancer Service where our Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor meets visitors on a one to one basis and also runs a regular breast cancer support group.


We provide a wide range of vital cancer supports, all free of charge, for people whose lives have been affected by cancer and we rely almost entirely on the generosity of our supporters to allow us to continue offering these services free of charge to cancer patients and their loved ones when they need it most.






Cork ARC, Cork City


5 O’Donovan Rossa Rd.,

Cork T12 KX97

Tel: 021 427 6688

Email: info@corkcancersupport.ie

Open Mon – Thurs: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Fridays: 9.30am – 3.00pm


For our community based cancer support services, contact NICHE Community Health Project

HSE Building, Harbourview Road

Knocknaheeny, Cork T23 XY16

Tel NICHE: 021 430 0135

Tel Cork ARC: 021 427 6688

Email: info@corkcancersupport.ie



Cork ARC, Bantry

‘The Bungalow’

Goureebeg, Bantry

Co. Cork P75 PK25

Tel: 027 53891

Email: westcork@corkcancersupport.ie

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10.00am – 4.00pm


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